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Program Benefits

Accomplish Your Goals

Our program allows you to dive head first into the theory of leadership, allowing you to test and systematically develop your skills. Our program is one of the most comprehensive free leadership training programs ever developed.

We strive to provide a program that allows you to be successful in your future career, regardless of whether or not you decide to pursue a career in the military. In addition, our program allows you to receive Utah State University academic credits.

You can try out Air Force ROTC 100% commitment free for the first two years, allowing you to try out the military before signing any contract or service commitment.

We know that you will grow and develop in our program. See you soon!


Become the best leader you can be through our comprehensive leadership program.


Get academic credit from Utah State University.


        No decisions are needed until your third year in the program or you accept a            scholarship from the Air Force.


        Join a community of fantastic and determined people ready to make a                      difference.


       Become a pilot, a space oeprations officer, a special warfare officer, a nuclear         missle operations officer, an intelligence officer, an engineer...ROTC is a first           step to an exciting and fulfilling career

Air Force ROTC is a four-year program that consists of 16 academic credits that are all centered around leadership, management, history, current events, and Air Force operations.  These courses prepare you to become an Air Force or Space Force Officer after graduation while majoring in whatever field of study interests you.

Interested in ROTC but have less than 4 years of school left?  Contact our recruiting officer Major Andrew Spratt to explore your options.

ROTC will help you hone your time-management skills, analytical skills, and physical fitness.  The program is not easy, but if you are up to the challenge, the rewards will last a lifetime.

One of the best things about ROTC is that you can try it out before you have to sign any sort of contract.  You can complete the first two years of the program commitment-free.  If at any point during those two years you decide the Air Force isn't for you, you are free to go!  We recommend to anyone who is on the fence about joining--just try it out. Jump in with both feet.  That way you will never find yourself wondering "what if..."

After graduation, the amount of time you will serve in the Air Force or Space Force depends on which career field you enter.  Most fields require a four-year commitment, but "rated" career fields require additional commitment:

  • Pilot - 10 years after training
  • Combat Systems Operator - 6 years after training
  • RPA Pilot - 6 years after training
  • Air Battle Manager - 6 years after training

Air Force ROTC scholarships are incredible opportunities, and therefore are very competitive.  Scholarships cover three things:
        1 - Tuition and fees
        2 - $900 every year for textbooks
        3 - A non-taxable monthly stipend that goes straight to you for whatever you               need

There are two programs to apply for an Air Force ROTC Scholarship:

High School Scholarship Program (HSSP)
Turn in this application prior to 1 December your senior year of high school.  Simply go to, click on scholarships, and you're on your way.

In College Scholarship Program (ICSP)
After completing at least one full semester of ROTC you could be eligible to apply for a full scholarship through ICSP.  Just follow the Commander's priorities: get good grades, be physically fit, and display outstanding leadership and teamwork skills.

The AFROTC Program requires roughly 6 hours per week from our Freshman and Sophomore cadets during the school year.  These hours are comprised of:

  • 1 hour in Academic Class (AS 1010)
  • 2 hours in Leadership Lab (AS 1110)
  • 3 hours of Fitness Training (AS 3060)

Cadets also have the option of participating in other programs and activities:

  • Honor Guard
  • Service projects
  • Mentor meetings - each new cadet is assigned an upper class cadet as a mentor.  Cadets generally meet with their mentor once a week to work on military skills or have questions answered, whatever the new cadet needs
  • Formal military dances and dinners
  • Visit active duty Air Force bases
  • Summer training; travel to different military bases throughout the country and learn things like how to parachute out of an airplane or how to fly a glider

Have questions?  Come chat with us!

Click here to set up a meeting with Major Andrew Spratt and get a tour of our detachment in the historic USU Military Science building!